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Indian Peacock dancing

Pavo cristatus


The Indian Peafowl or Blue Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) is a large and brightly coloured bird of the pheasant family . The male peacock is predominantly blue with a fan-like crest of spatula-tipped wire-like feathers and is best known for the long train made up of elongated upper-tail covert feathers which bear colourful eyespots. These stiff and elongated feathers are raised into a fan and quivered in a display during courtship. The female lacks the train, has a greenish lower neck and a duller brown plumage. They forage on the ground in small groups and will usually try to escape on foot through undergrowth and avoid flying, though they will fly into tall trees to roost. (


Native to South Asia, but introduced and semi-feral in many other parts of the world


These were found in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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VincentVanur 11 years ago
Indian Peacock
Pavo cristatus

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Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Sep 4, 2012
Submitted on Dec 4, 2012

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